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19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
7327756100
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific restaurant within walking distance of our home!

As we live in Ocean Grove, Bia's is of course, easy to get to and the staff and food are great! During the summer, it is fun to sit outside and watch the world go by and as the Majestic where Bia's is located, is on the beach block you can see the Ocean from the porch..

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Innkeeper3443
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Ocean Grove, N. J.
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Milton, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We like to walk to Bia's for dinner at least once during vacation. It is located perfectly between our summer home and the beach. The staff is always pleasant. We love to get a seat outside, depending on where they seat us we often feel almost like we have the place to ourselves. The food is always good, flavorful with... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Food was excellent. Expect to spend $ 20 - 30 per person. Bia is BYOB (we brought wine) . We arrived at 7:50 and they were closing, but stayed open for our party of 6. Surprised at a beach resort how early the restaurants close.

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Ocean Grove, N. J.
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As we live in Ocean Grove, Bia's is of course, easy to get to and the staff and food are great! During the summer, it is fun to sit outside and watch the world go by and as the Majestic where Bia's is located, is on the beach block you can see the Ocean from the porch..

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Morristown, New Jersey
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Bia a few times and had a great experience. The seafood is excellent - especially the scallops and crab cakes! The tuna appetizer is delicious. The wait staff is very attentive and ocean views from the porch are beautiful. Hidden gem in ocean grove!

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Sebastian, Florida
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Sorry but it did sound appetizing, especially when the waitress described it as "homemade guacamole topped with crab meat and chili lime sauce". I was disappointed as the presentation was not too appetizing and the crab was very sparse. Bagged corn chips could have been fresher or a better variety.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For the price the quality is somewhat mediocre. Items like the clams casino and just plain horrid, full of a plethora of peppers bread crumbs and spice with some diced clam hiding inside. The seafood dishes are marred by being smeared with mayonnaise French an catelina dressing. The chef must have gone to Kraft cooking school. It's a pretty site... More 

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Millburn, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Had very pleasant dinner on porch this evening. Food was delicious, service was okay. All four of us enjoyed our meal. Byo helps keep cost down. We plan to return.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hadnt tried this place for years because of a bad experience but tonight we were pleasantly surprised. Actually sorry we had waited such a long time to go back again. Sat out on the porch,it was a beautiful night. Everything that our waitress Taylor recommended was awesome. Will definitely go back again soon.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate here for brunch (it happened to be Mother's Day). The food was okay--but the whole thing was waaaaaay overpriced. Not sure what it's like with their regular menu.

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Princeton, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Very much enjoyed eating here on the porch with a view of the ocean on a nice September evening. The food was medium quality at a high price, but I figured we were paying a premium for such a pleasant location/experience. The service was very good.

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Additional Information about Bia

Address: 19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
Phone Number: 7327756100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
Average Prices: USD 50 - 70
Cuisine: French, European, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: 7327756100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 70
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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